Alex Blavatnik, Brother of Billionaire Len Blavatnik, Will Pay Nearly $25 Million for MoMA Penthouse


Alex Blavatnik, billionaire brother Len Blavatnik has bought a penthouse next door to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for nearly $25 million, data shows.

Alex Blavatnik in 2020.


The two-bedroom home measures approximately 4,600 square feet and occupies the 75th floor of 53 West 53rd Street, a tapered condominium tower designed by architect Jean Nouvel with interiors by Thierry W Despont. The seller was the developer of the building, a partnership between Hines and Pontiac Land.

Alex Blavatnik is Vice-Chairman at Access to industries, the company founded by his brother. Access Industries has major investments in Warner Music Group and other companies.

Access has confirmed the purchase.

Sales of the building first started in 2015, and the penthouse was last on the list for $33,095 million, up from $36.3 million, according to the listing plan. It has direct elevator access and a living room measuring about 38 by 22 feet with three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, according to the listing, which describes “museum-quality finishes” throughout. The primary suite has 12-foot ceilings, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with a cast-iron soaking tub.

A view of a unit at 53 West 53rd Street.

53 West 53 (playback)

The building is a sculptural tower rising about 1050 feet with a facade of metal and glass, according to the listing. It has over 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a private dining room, squash court, swimming pool, library, and wine room. MoMA has gallery space in the lower part of the building.

Shari Scharfer Rollins, Frances Katzen, Jade Chan, Matthew Mackay, Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes, all of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, had the list.

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